Tuesday 8 July 2014

Good and Bad apples

We believe very much in values and character beyond academics. With a little idea about raising kids in relation to growing trees, and reaping good or bad fruits, I did a quick lesson on the good and bad apples we can reap from growing a kind and bad tree.

I drew 2 huge trees on papers, and did red apples cutouts with the following good and bad values written on it:
  • Dishonest
  • Honest
  • Respectful
  • Disrespectful
  • Kind
  • Mean
  • Patient
  • Impatient
  • Obedient
  • Disobedient
  • Humble
  • Proud
  • Courteous
  • Rude
  • Liar
  • Hitting
  • Self-control
  • Trustable
  • Unrealiable
  • Diligent
  • Lazy
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Growing our apple trees!
Had Js to sort and paste the apples into the respective tree. Kind tree bears juicy good fruits and bad tree bears bad fruits. As they go along, we talked about each word, and how we should or should not bring good and bad acts of out it. As well as, to always remember using kind and encouraging words. 

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Sorting in progress
After they completed their tasks, they picked the tree that they want to be! The good kind tree. Phew!

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The kind people and kind tree
And I shared that a kind tree attracts beautiful things. Just like how a kind person attracts the wonderful things and people around him, looking great on the inward and outward!

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Beautiful garden
They then added rainbows, birds, flowers and grass to make up the beautiful things around that good kind tree. It became a beautiful garden.

We had it up in their room as a reminder of the good values to practice and bad values to dump out.


  1. I love this great idea. Thanks Karen!

  2. Hey Pauline, great to share to idea too! Glad you like it.

  3. Thanks for sharing this idea. It's something that I've been trying to teach Sophie. Will do this activity with her too

  4. Hey Susan, yeah, seems like a nice activity to do with Sophie!


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